Mar 24, 2022 | Featured , Performance Series

Columbia State Welcomes Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires to the First Farmers Performance Series

Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires
Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires

Columbia State Community College welcomes Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires to the Cherry Theater on April 7 as part of the First Farmers Performance Series.

The final Performance Series concert of the 2021-2022 season features Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires. Jaimee and Leif are internationally acclaimed artists who make old songs shine while making legendary music into the current obsessions of today’s music lover. Jaimee began as a first-call studio singer, singing live as backing vocalist for the likes of Wynonna and Kelly Clarkson. Leif’s career has flourished working with artists as varied as Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, Shania Twain, Barry Gibb and Wanda Jackson, as well as be a part of the most influential horn section in music history, The Memphis Horns. Leif and Jaimee are reinventing the classics for a new generation of music enthusiasts. 

“We are closing out the 2021-22 First Farmers Performance Series in a big way with Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires – you won’t want to miss it!” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State vice president for advancement and executive director of the Columbia State Foundation. “Their talents translate legendary music into new sounds. We want to see you there.” 

Individual tickets are on sale for $30 each plus tax for adults and $20 each plus tax for students. To charge tickets by phone using a major credit card, call 931.540.2879 or purchase them in person in Room 113 of the Pryor Administration Building on the Columbia Campus, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On the night of the performance, the box office opens at 6 p.m. in the Kenneth and Ramona Cherry Theater, located in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus. Theater doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Columbia Campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike in Columbia.

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